Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House

South Korea's diehard Trump supporters hail'guardian of liberty A member of a conservative right-wing civic group attends an anti North Korea and pro-US protest in Seoul South Korea
Ray Hunter | 03 August, 2018, 15:38

"A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on August 1", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two continue to discuss Pyongyang's commitment at a recent Singapore summit to rid itself of nuclear weapons, but no second meeting is now planned, the White House said on Thursday.

After attending the Singapore meeting, the North's Ri will head to Iran for an official visit, North Korea's official news agency KCNA reported.

The audience, which was made up by Vice President Mike Pence and Korean War veterans, watched as each of the American flag draped caskets was offloaded and brought into Hanger 19.

Trump tweeted about the letter on Thursday, thanking Kim for returning the remains of some American war dead from the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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The United States has sent North Korea $22 million since 1990 as it recovered an estimated 629 sets of remains, according to a spokesman for the US military. U.S. Marines also fought in the famous battle, but mainly along the reservoir's western side.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions.

In an illustration of how long it can take to identify Korean War remains, McKeague's agency announced today that the remains of a soldier found more than a decade ago, Army Sgt. William A. Larkins, of Pittsburgh, are being returned to his family for burial.

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The stolen crown jewels were reportedly locked behind glass, and the cathedral was open to visitors at the time of the robbery. The crowns and royal orb had originally belonged to Sweden's King Karl IX and Queen Kristina , who ruled from 1604 to 1611 .

Pompeo thanked ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a meeting in Singapore for their efforts in enforcing sanctions on North Korea.

The repatriation was part of an agreement Trump and Kim reached at their historic summit in Singapore in June.

Fifty-five boxes of remains arrived in Hawaii this week, and the Department of Defense said the remains were "consistent" with Americans killed in the war.

"I think it's going to work out very well", he told supporters at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that USA intelligence officials suspect that North Korea is continuing to build new missiles in the same research facility that manufactured the country's ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.

Byrd cautioned that. "at this point, at least, there's no way to tell" how many more sets of remains the North Koreans might already have in their possession.

Friday's transfer of the remains on the Korean Peninsula coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting between North Korean and Chinese forces and South Korean and US -led forces under the U.N. Command. It comes after a report based on satellite images from July 20 and July 22 revealed that North Korea was dismantling an important satellite launch facility.

If the United States and its allies move too quickly and make irreversible moves, then fail, such results will only benefit Kim Jong Un, Harris said. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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